Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

What goes better with fresh bread than soup?  I bought one of those large packages of cut broccoli florets at Costco last week.  Not sure what I was thinking, buying 3 lbs of broccoli for two adults and two picky preschoolers!  What to do with all of that broccoli? Make some creamy, cheese broccoli soup, of course!

Here’s what you need:

  •  1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

This is very simple to put together:

1.Begin by steaming the broccoli until just tender, do not over cook. Drain and chop into small pieces.

2.In a large pot saute the onion and celery in the butter over medium heat until translucent.

3.Add the flour, salt and white pepper. Cook until slightly browned, about 3 minutes.

4. Add chicken broth and milk. Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring to a low boil, stirring frequently.

5. Reduce heat and add the chopped cooked broccoli and cheese.

6. Stir for a few minutes, until heated through.

Makes 4-6 servings as a main dish.  I really enjoyed this soup.  It was easy and I had everything I needed in the house already to make it. I’m planning a soup luncheon for Audrey’s birthday party, and this will be on the menu!

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